RTia9

Is this enough to power my RTia9 speakers in stereo mode? I will only using them for stereo.
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  • rpf65rpf65 Posts: 1,893
    All they can do is look pretty with your current set up of only speakers.
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,887
    Robissimo wrote: »
    Is this enough to power my RTia9 speakers in stereo mode? I will only using them for stereo.

    Dude, there is some information missing vital to answering your question...
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Emit 10; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP; NVidia ShieldTV
    ;
    Master Bedroom
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  • Marantz PM6006
  • rpf65rpf65 Posts: 1,893
    A more robust amplifier would be a better choice. All those woofers crave a lot of current.
  • verbverb Posts: 4,444
    Agreed. See below on the Marantz:

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    From Polk website, but the key here is a high current amp. Lot's of threads here on that subject. It's not just a matter of watts.

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    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Rega RP1 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs DAC, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1 transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,378
    Agree with everyone above. You need a hefty dose of power for the A9's. Look for used Parasound HCA 1200 or 1500, B&k amps, McCormack, Belles, Rotel, just to name a few.
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  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,120
    Will they play, yes. Will they operate to their full potential, not even close. Please get a separate amp.
    Sunfire TGP III PrePro, Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature 405wpc 5 ch. Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,374
    I will add that pro amps, while they work, are NOT a good solution.
    Micah

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    Desktop: Dell Precision 690 running iTunes, Yamaha RX-v665, Monitor Audio R90s, Velodyne VA-907, generic ICs and speaker cables.
    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • greg5515greg5515 Posts: 3
    Hello new guy here Have had Polk speakers since the early eighties love them Have some R TIA 9 And some older RTI sixteens from the early eighties Just ordered to a atoll av500 I was told the ants have a break in period before they will sound good wondering if anyone else as use these amps to power their Polk speakers And if you are happy with them
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,887
    greg5515 wrote: »
    Hello new guy here Have had Polk speakers since the early eighties love them Have some R TIA 9 And some older RTI sixteens from the early eighties Just ordered to a atoll av500 I was told the ants have a break in period before they will sound good wondering if anyone else as use these amps to power their Polk speakers And if you are happy with them

    I've never heard of them ants. But that's really light for a 5 channel amp - 26 pounds. 85 wpc is on the low end for those beasts.
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Emit 10; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP; NVidia ShieldTV
    ;
    Master Bedroom
    Marantz SR-5007; Audiosource Amp Two, PSB Imagine B, Definitive Technology ProCenter 2000, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo, Squeezebox Touch
  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,050
    660VA transformer for 5 channels! I see blown tweeters in your future...
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,378
    edited April 2018
    It's a French amp..... :)
    Post edited by KennethSwauger on
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

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    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,667
    Some gear comes with white gloves. French gear comes with a white flag.
  • greg5515greg5515 Posts: 3
    I did listen To some R TIA nines With a single amp After it warmed up It sounded unbelievable I thought For me I just wanted more power I did order to in stereo they put out a 100 W per With 2 amps That will be 200 w Per channel I'll let you know what I think after they break in But if it sounds like my friends with 1amp But more power I believe I'll be happy I've read some reviews or they say they rival Tube apps I suggest you give 1A listen Thank you would need to given opinion Thanks for the input though
  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,887
    edited April 2018
    greg5515 wrote: »
    I did listen To some R TIA nines With a single amp After it warmed up It sounded unbelievable I thought For me I just wanted more power I did order to in stereo they put out a 100 W per With 2 amps That will be 200 w Per channel I'll let you know what I think after they break in But if it sounds like my friends with 1amp But more power I believe I'll be happy I've read some reviews or they say they rival Tube apps I suggest you give 1A listen Thank you would need to given opinion Thanks for the input though

    Dude, I know it's the internet and a casual forum conversation but PUNCTUATION is greatly appreciated. And it might get you better feedback. I cannot read your posts and I lost my decoder ring...
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio NovaPre; B&K TX4430; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Emit 10; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - HSU VTF-2 MK5; LG UP870 4K BDP; NVidia ShieldTV
    ;
    Master Bedroom
    Marantz SR-5007; Audiosource Amp Two, PSB Imagine B, Definitive Technology ProCenter 2000, NHT Super One CI surrounds, Martin Logan Dynamo, Squeezebox Touch
  • greg5515greg5515 Posts: 3
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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,667
    greg5515 wrote: »
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    Well....that's a start.
  • Msabot1Msabot1 Posts: 2,114
    greg5515 wrote: »
    Hello new guy here Have had Polk speakers since the early eighties love them Have some R TIA 9 And some older RTI sixteens from the early eighties Just ordered to a atoll av500 I was told the ants have a break in period before they will sound good wondering if anyone else as use these amps to power their Polk speakers And if you are happy with them

    There's ants in the kitchen baby...thought I'd let you know....there's ants in the kitchen baby..thought I'd let ya know...there's two right there making off with the stereo....
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,120
    greg5515 wrote: »
    ?

    What we are trying to tell you is that you have one endless run on sentence that is impossible to read. You have several sentences that need periods!
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  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,120
    edited April 2018
    Msabot1 wrote: »
    greg5515 wrote: »
    Hello new guy here Have had Polk speakers since the early eighties love them Have some R TIA 9 And some older RTI sixteens from the early eighties Just ordered to a atoll av500 I was told the ants have a break in period before they will sound good wondering if anyone else as use these amps to power their Polk speakers And if you are happy with them

    Greg5515, please see your rewritten post and note all the correct changes so that you can post in paragraphs, and correct sentences that will make it easier for us to give you advice.
    Welcome to Club Polk.

    Hello, new guy here.

    I have had Polk speakers since the early eighties and I love them. I have some RTIA 9, and some older RTI sixteens from the early eighties.

    I have just ordered an Atoll av500. I was told the ants have a break in period before they will sound good.

    I was wondering if anyone else has used these amps to power their Polk speakers, and if you are happy with them.
    Sunfire TGP III PrePro, Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature 405wpc 5 ch. Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 10,003
    Cathy the grammar cop is on patrol!
  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 5,205
    But she still didn't correct "ants" to "amps".
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  • verbverb Posts: 4,444
    lightman1 wrote: »
    Cathy the grammar cop is on patrol!

    @Viking64 Jimmy you have competition! :smile:
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    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1 transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
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  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,671
    yeah, all this time I thought my SoCal education was lacking...
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

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  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,667
    verb wrote: »
    @Viking64 Jimmy you have competition! :smile:
    I am more than willing to share my crown. (See avatar.) :p
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,491
    edited April 2018
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    Get yourself a Parasound A21 or a A31, that's what I'm using to power my beasts, warming them up this very minute for movie night, get a good amp on your A9's.

    I think the wife's calling huh what honey I'm having trouble hearing you let me turn it down a bit what dinner ok I'll be up in a second B)
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  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,120
    If you don't find his posts painful to read, you have got mad skills! Me, I needed an aspirin after reading his posts.

    LOL, I thought Ants was his way of abbreviating then name of the amp. LOL! :o
    Sunfire TGP III PrePro, Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature 405wpc 5 ch. Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,378
    Cathy, your doing good actually, if all you need is an aspirin. Me...I need to swallow a half dozen tide pods and chase it with a quart of deer p~iss.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
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